Arci almost quit showbiz to become housewife

She said her ex didn’t like her job and wanted to start a family with her.

Arci Muñoz opened up about the time she was ready to quit showbiz for an ex-boyfriend in a recent appearance on “Magandang Buhay.” The actress, who’s starring in the movie “Open” with JC Santos, said it happened four to five years ago. “Ayaw na niya akong maging artista. Gusto na niyang mag-start ng family at hindi talaga niya gusto ang trabaho ko. Gusto niyang maging housewife ako. Gusto niyang magkaanak.”

At the time, Arci said she was ready to sacrifice her career. “Iiwan ko lahat ‘to para sa kanya? Okay, sige. Kasi noong time na ‘yon, siyempre nakikita mo ang sarili mong kasama ang taong ‘yon. So noong time na ‘yon, oo, iiwan ko talaga lahat.”

What made her change her mind? “Si God na ang gumawa ng paraan. Every time na may ginawa siya, forgive, forgive kasi mahal mo e. Ilang beses mong pinagbigyan. Finally, sabi ni God, ang tigas ng ulo mo ha, ito na talaga. Ito na ang final blow.”

Arci didn’t name this particular ex, but it wasn’t her most recent partner, businessman Anthony Ng. Last month, Arci confirmed their breakup and broke down talking about it on “Tonight With Boy Abunda.” “I always keep this private life private. I want to keep it that way,” she said. (


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